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25 Breeds: the World’s Most Expensive Dogs

Chow Chow

Chow Chow
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These breeds have thick coats and long bodies, making them resemble majestic lions. The buying price for a dog like this is about $900. Healthcare costs for a Chow Chow can total $11,900, while grooming expenses can be as low as $90.

Samoyed

Samoyed
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This rare dog breed comes with a $1200 purchase price. White fluffy coats are what make Samoyed dogs so distinguishable. Their life expectancy ranges between 12 and 14 years, on average. Samoyed dogs are prone to several health issues – such as autoimmune conditions and corneal dystrophy- bringing healthcare costs to around $4800.

Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terrier standing stacked outdoors.
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This particular breed of dog warrants a lot of maintenance. Healthcare expenses can add up to $1000, grooming visits will set you back $65 on average, and ownership costs are around $1200. In contrast to other breeds, these amounts may seem inexpensive. However, Lakeland Terriers require grooming every week.

Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute
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A wolf is what many people compare this breed’s look to. They cost about $1200 to buy, and their healthcare expenses may total $7700. Daily medication will likely be required, as malamutes are susceptible to diabetes. This dog breed requires ongoing grooming, setting you back $85 per visit.

Rottweiler

Rottweiler
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Rottweilers are large dogs known for having dangerous and fierce traits. Ownership of one costs about $1200. Their life expectancy is between 8 and 10 years. Grooming costs are $36 per visit. Healthcare expenses for a Rottweiler are about $7800.